Six new Covid-19 cases reported in Malaysia

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUCHING, June 24: The Health Ministry revealed the country recorded six new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 8,596.

Speaking at the ministry’s Covid-19 press conference in Putrajaya, its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said two were imported cases involved one Malaysian returning from Mexico and one permanent resident returning from India.

“The other four cases were local transmissions, involving Malaysians related to a construction site cluster in Kuching, the Hulu Langat condominium cluster and the Bukit Bintang cluster,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham revealed that the construction site cluster has so far recorded three cases involving a supervisor (Malaysian) and two foreign workers (Indonesian).

No new Covid-19 deaths were reported today, leaving the country’s death toll from the infectious disease unchanged at 121.

“Today, 45 cases have been discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total cumulative discharged cases to 8,231 patients recovered from Covid-19.

“Our recovery rate is now at 95.8 per cent out of the total number of positive cases,” he said.

Currently, there are only 244 active cases being treated at hospitals nationwide.

As of today, there are two patients being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and none are on ventilator support. — DayakDaily